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Reviewed February 1, 2019

Due to the fact it was own very early February the fountain was turned off. The monument itself ilooks good but needs a bit of clean up.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Passed by Les Fontaine des Innocents (Fountain of Innocence) in Le Marais recently. Similar to past winter visits, the fountain was turned off and idol. This is a Renaissance style fountain monument originally erected in the mid 16th-century when a cemetery was situated at this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

This was the site of the original big cemetery for the city. Thousands and thousands of people were buried here until it became way too unsanitary and the bones were moved to the Catacombs. Then this lovely fountain was built. A nice oasis in the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

I found this place by accident walking around Les Halles. It looks amazing and grabs your attention.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank samuel8248
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Located in the square des innocents is the wonderful fountaine des innocents that was carved by Jean Goujon in 1547.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed April 10, 2018

This ancient fountain stands in a small park near les Halles. We visited around Christmas when it was beautifully lit and surrounded by stalls with seasonal produce, lots of food and mulled wine. A lovely experience

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed April 3, 2018

A nice stop after a long walk or some time shopping Les Halles. I like watching the skateboarders and the locals out and about. The fountain really stands out in the place/square. A good jumping off point if you're deciding to do with the rest...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jesse S
Reviewed December 15, 2017

During a stroll in the neighbourhood of Les Halles we came upon this 16th century drinking fountain in Renaissance style, decorated with beautifully carved water nymphs (naiads), tritons and other mythological creatures. Originally it was an open loggia placed against a church (Eglise des Innocents)...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed December 13, 2017

This somber and unimpressive looking fountain in the Les Halles district, felt more like something you'd expect to see in a cemetery. It has that look and feel about it. The square in which it sits appeared quite popular, with many people sitting around it....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank StockholmKindaGuy
Reviewed August 6, 2017

This is a beautiful historic fountain that has been surrounded by modern Paris with the new station at Les Halles. Still the Fontaine is a source around which people congregate in any age. It was very popular with people all around on a Monday afternoon...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to
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